Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Victim and Witness Assistance Board

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The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) is an independent state agency devoted to upholding and advancing the rights of crime victims. Established by law in 1984, the activities of MOVA are governed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board, whose chair is the Attorney General and whose members include two District Attorneys and two crime victims/survivors. MOVA strives to provide innovative victim advocacy through outreach and education, policy and program development, direct service, legislative advocacy and grants management. The agency's commitment lies in serving all victims while ensuring access and equity of rights and services to underserved communities. By bridging public, private and community organizations, MOVA works to serve crime victims, their families and witnesses to violence while promoting healing and justice.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 258B S. 4 Victim and Witness Assistance Board



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